Skip to comments.Five Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Take This Job!'
Posted on 04/21/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
You can find tons of advice about how to get a job interview and how to snag a job. Most of it comes from the Do whatever you have to do to get hired! school of thought. The job market isnt a job-seekers paradise, but it isnt bad considering what it was like just a year or two ago. If youre willing to step outside the velvet ropes and try something new in your job search, you can get the interview, and get the job.
When youve been through a job-search drought for months and havent had much or any interview activity, your standards can start to drop. If the drought lasts long enough, your standards may plummet. Youll delude yourself then that any job at all is better than another month of unemployment. Thats when a job-seeker can tumble headfirst into the Vortex.
The Vortex is the place a job-seeker goes when somebody (anybody!) is interested in hiring him or her. You can lose your bearings in the Vortex. You can ignore critical signs the universe is sending you. Most of us have been there at one time or another.
I almost took a job working for a horrible woman years ago. She used most of our interview time to insult me, but she kept calling me back. At the time I thought it was strange. Now I see that the womans Youre an idiot, but lets talk again approach made perfect sense for her, because it was very important for her to hire someone she could berate and belittle. She was testing me. After a telephone conversation where she said Are you ready to forget everything you know and learn how to do business MY way? I gave Miss Hateful the slip,
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I once turned down a job because they said they would pay for the move but i had to pack myself....turned it down as it indicated to me previews of coming attractions.
As it turned out I started my own business instead and earn 3 times what the salary with them would have been.
I once turned one down because in the middle of my interview the owner of the company took a telephone call from his wife.
He was so nasty, loud, and condescending to her, I decided immediately that I would not work for this guy for all the tea in China.
All sweet talk before and after the interview...but look out when your actually hired or contracted! “You don’t ask questions during our interview! It’s rude!” Been there.
Anytime they say something like, “You’ll be joining our family” I run.
When your prospective boss calls you at home to explain the office politics. “There’s a rumor that I am sleeping with my office manager and there’s friction between her and the guy in finance because the rumor mill has me sleeping with him too.”
No,I didn’t take the job.
She forgot “Lie Detector Test.”
A good reason to NEVER accept unemployment benefits if at all possible. You are required to take any job offer if you are even marginally qualified.
I completely agree with #5 - companies asking for your past pay stubs is total bush league. I turned a job offer down from a large company years ago and took a better position because of this; I thought it was insulting. Since then I have worked with the offending company (rhymes with Mockheed Lartin) numerous times and found them to be a shining example of workplace mediocrity.
I once turned down a job because the vending machines in the employee lunch room were so overpriced I had to ask myself “Why is this company looking at their employees as a source of revenue rather than a source of profits?”
In high school, I interviewed for a job at Mrs. Field’s Cookies. The manager had me take the Myers-Briggs personality test. About 50 questions in, I turned the computer off and told the guy “it’s just selling cookies,” then walked out.
Yeah, some people over think things. WAY over think things.
I did two interviews with a company and then they called me back and wanted a third interview. I told them to forget it. If they couldn’t make up their mind by the second interview, then they didn’t have a clue.
I refused a job from a big, well-respected clinic a few years ago. They asked me what my pay and benefits were at the current job. I told them. Then they offered me less pay with worse benefits. What an insult.
Company I worked for a few years back relied on JIT. The customers didn’t...Who got the blame for parts shortages...the employees.
For employment now in some places there is a new test that has some bizarre questions that are about what you value most to what you value lease....like marriage, baby, terrorist, slavery, and many others that people put value most to value least??
Don’t remember the name but it’s based on Greek mythology goddesses. I didn’t understand what it was about, but maybe it wasn’t explained properly. The guys who wrote this book got a Pulitzer prize or something, unbelievable.
A security firm I worked for was thinking of using the MMPI to screen applicants, so they had all the project managers take it. I came back as the most “normal” so they scrapped the idea.
I don’t see how a list of value most and value least based on a mythical goddess could show anything like that. The name doesn’t sound like it, but maybe they think that’s the goal.
I looked up all the goddesses and remembered Athena as part of title, and the link above is the book for the doctrine, but the test doesn’t make sense to me as explained...but I haven’t read the book either.
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